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Offline Baradium

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Alcan Driving...
« on: April 18, 2007, 07:02:36 AM »
Alright,  it looks very likely that in the near future (possibly as soon as next week  ::eek:: ) I may be driving my room mate's S10 blazer from the Steamboat Springs, CO area to Fairbanks (VIA Helena and up through Canadia).

First question is:  is there anyone along that route that I can pester?

Second is... anyone want to go on a scenic ride up the Alcan?


I'm expecting it to take almost a week for the trip and it would be really nice to have someone else around, but at some point it looks like I'm going one way or another...
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Re: Alcan Driving...
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2007, 03:18:38 PM »
Im in the nodak, a day trip to the east.
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Re: Alcan Driving...
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2007, 05:45:11 PM »
Sorry dude, nothing I know would help you. It was 1983 when we drove up and we took the Cassair highway (Coastal Route).  Tundra might have some info for you.  It's only been about 10 years since he drove it  ;)
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Re: Alcan Driving...
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2007, 06:19:54 PM »
Im in the nodak, a day trip to the east.

So two days then?  ;)

The problem there is I'm looking at 5 days (possibly more) of driving and probobly not much more than a week (right now it'd be a week from leaving fairbanks to the next day at work) to get down there and get back here.  Don't know if I could lose two days and still be back in time to recover and go to work.

That's assuming I go next week which is my next period of time off.  Still thinking about logistics... I don't usually do stuff so last minute, which makes me hesistant to do this after only a few days of planning!
"Well I know what's right, I got just one life
In a world that keeps on pushin' me around
But I stand my ground, and I won't back down"
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Re: Alcan Driving...
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2007, 06:22:09 PM »
Sorry dude, nothing I know would help you. It was 1983 when we drove up and we took the Cassair highway (Coastal Route).  Tundra might have some info for you.  It's only been about 10 years since he drove it  ;)

10 years huh?   I didn't even have a driver's license 10 years ago.  ;)
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In a world that keeps on pushin' me around
But I stand my ground, and I won't back down"
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Re: Alcan Driving...
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2007, 06:44:49 PM »
well, according to google maps, even with a stop in Grand Forks, ND, you're only looking at a 67 hour drive
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Re: Alcan Driving...
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2007, 07:16:27 PM »
well, according to google maps, even with a stop in Grand Forks, ND, you're only looking at a 67 hour drive

Is that all?    ::silly::


I need to find someone to come along and tag team drive.  ;)
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In a world that keeps on pushin' me around
But I stand my ground, and I won't back down"
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Re: Alcan Driving...
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2007, 09:34:51 PM »
Sorry dude, nothing I know would help you. It was 1983 when we drove up and we took the Cassair highway (Coastal Route).  Tundra might have some info for you.  It's only been about 10 years since he drove it  ;)

Actually it was in 1991.  We're gettin' old dude!  ::type::

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Re: Alcan Driving...
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2007, 07:11:15 AM »
Sorry dude, nothing I know would help you. It was 1983 when we drove up and we took the Cassair highway (Coastal Route).  Tundra might have some info for you.  It's only been about 10 years since he drove it  ;)

Actually it was in 1991.  We're gettin' old dude!  ::type::

Phil


I wasn't in middle school yet...


You going to the gun show tomorrow?  I was able to get off work tomorrow so I can go.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2007, 07:16:48 AM by Baradium »
"Well I know what's right, I got just one life
In a world that keeps on pushin' me around
But I stand my ground, and I won't back down"
  -Johnny Cash "I won't back Down"

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Re: Alcan Driving...
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2007, 03:04:12 PM »
"We're gettin old dude"?

I guess it's a matter of perspective guys---my 6th grandchild was born in 1991  ::wave::

Reminds of the song by George Burns;

"I wish I was 18 again
And going where I've never been
But old folks and old oaks
Standing tall just pretend
I wish I was 18 again

I'll never again turn the young ladies heads
Or go running off into the wind
I'm three quarters home from the start to the end
I wish I was 18 again

Now time turns the pages
And Oh, life goes so fast
The years turn the black hair all grey
I talked to some young folks
Hey, they don't understand
The words this old man's got say

Lord I wish I was 18 again"     :'(

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Re: Alcan Driving...
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2007, 06:11:23 PM »
Airtac, I don't think you'll ever be 'old', from what I've seen of your personality.  You may need a few parts rebuilt or replaced, but you'll never be old.  As my mechanic keeps telling me, my plane's not old, it's a CLASSIC::wave::

As for 18 again.  No thank you!  I keep hearing people say highschool was the best time of their lives.  Those people must not have done anything since because my life has been getting progressivly better ever since.   8)

Phil
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